By now, you’ve heard about the wide-spread virus making its way through China and into the U.S.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses found in both animals and humans. Some infect people and are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).”

In order to help keep our customers and your customers safe, it’s important that our team is not only informed about the dangers of viruses like these, but also outspoken about them.

An Update on the Newly Detected Strain

Though not an immediate threat to most Americans, the newly named strain of the Coronavirus family has recently been detected in Wuhan, China and is responsible for infecting thousands of people worldwide.

This newfound strain was recently named by WHO as COVID-19. Our team strongly believes in getting ahead of the spread of viruses like COVID-19, which is why we’re sharing our most helpful tips and up-to-date information with you.

Preventing COVID-19 in Your Facility or Community

Midlab is actively innovating new products and solutions designed to fight tough germs and viruses like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Because COVID-19 and similar viruses can be transmitted through both direct contact and by way of air, here are three Maxim-brand products with the most effective protection against viruses:

GSC Germicidal Spray Cleaner
COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2. Maxim GSC Germicidal Spray Cleaner kills similar viruses and therefore can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Hepatitis A Virus on hard, non-porous surfaces.

Lemon Detergent Disinfectant
A powerful no-rinse product that disinfects, cleans, and deodorizes in one time-saving step. This product effectively kills Human Coronavirus.

Neutral Disinfectant Cleaner
Another great single-step option for disinfecting, cleaning, and deodorizing. Designed for general cleaning and controlling mold and mildew, this product effectively kills Human
Coronavirus.

In addition to using powerful products in your facility, there’s a lot you and your crew can do today to prevent the spread of illness-causing viruses tomorrow. Another way to help prevent viruses like COVID-19 from spreading is with proper hygiene and handwashing techniques.

While handwashing is a simple routine task that most people don’t think twice about, it’s often performed incorrectly, leaving germs and other bacteria on the hands that can spread illness and infections to others.

Along with proper techniques, these handwashing products are great for standing up to residual germs and bacteria:

Antibacterial Hand Soap
A thick pearlescent hand soap that effectively removes common disease-causing germs and bacteria with normal use. It’s also enhanced with emollients for softer, smoother hands.

Antibacterial Foam Hand Soap
A foaming antiseptic hand soap that effectively removes bacteria with normal use. With its clean scent, your hands will be clean and smelling fresh.

Assure Antibacterial
A thick antiseptic hand soap that is effective against common disease-causing germs. It effectively removes bacteria with normal use and is enhanced with emollients for softer, smoother hands.

As recommended by the CDC, other everyday steps you and your crew can take to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19 include:

  • Avoiding close personal contact with infected individuals.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth when possible.
  • Use good hygiene practices, including covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading illnesses to others!

Common Symptoms May Include…

Like most viruses, there’s currently no treatment for COVID-19. However, you may alleviate symptoms by getting plenty of rest, drinking lots of fluids, or with over-the-counter flu and cold medications.

According to WHO and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), symptoms of COVID-19 may include:

  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Fever

If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms persistently, or if the severity of them increases, consider consulting a doctor right away. Many of these symptoms may also be associated with the common cold or flu, but it’s always best to be certain when it comes to the spread of germs.

To learn more about how you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and viruses like it in your facility, download our “What You Should Know” infographic.

To speak with a Midlab representative about how our virus-killing products can protect your facility, give us a call at (800) 467-6294 or email us at customerservice@midlab.com.

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